Didrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck under Adramelek in the name of Alexander III

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
315 B.C. (?)


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Byblos (Phoenicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0684.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.734

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion’s skin.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Zeus laureate seated to left on throne without back, right foot drawn back on foot stool, a himation over his knees; eagle on right hand, left hand on beaded sceptre.
At left monogram and at right inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Canon William Greenwell (b. 1820 - d. 1918), Durham, England. 1904, sold by Edward Perry Warren to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 1, 1904)

NOTE: Not listed as Greenwell by K. Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren (1906), p. 106, no. 659.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund